# What info is exchanged when using Import[url]?

When using Import with a url what information is broadcasted/sent to the receiving end of the request and is it possible to monitor/modify that information?

• It might be easier to do something like ImportString[URLRead[url]] and modify the parameters in URLRead – Carl Lange Feb 23 at 19:12

You can use NetworkPacketRecording or NetworkPacketCapture to record / capture network packet activity during Import.
There is not documentation for this at this time, I suggest using ImportString[URLRead[url]] etc like Carl suggests.